The Summer of 1964 was a defining moment for our country. Young people in communities around the South stepped forward with brave actions and bold words to bring encouragement, hope, and change to their communities and communities around the South. We invite you to join IEL’s Education Policy Fellowship Program, in partnership with The Freedom '64 Project and National AfterSchool Association, on the Civil Rights Learning Journey and retrace the Civil Rights Movement in the American South. On this personal and professional development experience, you will reflect and engage in a meaningful dialogue about how to make a positive social change in your communities and organizations. We have much to learn from our brothers and sisters who paved the paths for us today.This life-changing experience will lift you out of the day-to-day to set an inspirational direction for your work in your community and position you to be the leader you aspire to be.
Civil Rights Learning Journey, Professional Development Experience
November 25-28, 2018
The Civil Rights Learning Journey is a bus tour running from Jackson, Mississippi to Birmingham, Alabama, led by a civil rights leader, Roscoe Jones Sr. The experience focuses on places and stories that delve deep into the movement, lifting up the narratives that shaped the past and inform the present. Recent participants have applied the lessons learned to their research approaches, organizational strategic plans, and curriculum designs. The January 2018 journey was attended by school teachers, principals, superintendents, board members, college and university faculty and staff, community agencies, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders, and consultants.